By the last week in October the rut is about to explode for northern whitetails. Scraping and rubbing behavior has increased dramatically from what it was in early October. Also, a buck’s home range is no longer as small as it was in early September and October. In some areas bucks can be expected to cover more than 4,000 acres by late October, especially in locations where deer populations are at or below a range’s carrying capacity.
On the eve of Halloween does know that bucks are on the prowl, so they make every attempt to stay away from them. Unfortunately their bodies work against them because the pheromones their glands excrete alert bucks to not only their presence, but also whether they are in, or entering estrus.
Whenever a buck encounters a does’ urine he will take a few seconds to smell and inhale the urine’s scent, then raise his head and roll back his nostrils. This allows his nasal glands to analyze whether the doe is in estrus. Though hunters call this behavior lip-curling, its scientific name is Flehmening.
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